This includes 2×30 MHz in the 700 MHz band that was used for DVB-T TV services and which is being freed up by deploying DVB-T2 technology instead. The spectrum will be split into lots, each lot consisting of two paired blocks of 5 MHz in the 700 MHz band. Minimum bids will be based on fees set in 2013, namely EUR 75 million per lot. The 700 MHz licences will include additional conditions which include the obligation of nationwide (98%) coverage of at least 10 Mbps mobile broadband services with at least 95 percent of all states and 99 percent of all city states covered as well as 100 percent of the federal highways and ICE train tracks. If these conditions are not reached within three years after the start of the licence, a deployment obligation will be enforced with a reasonable time-frame.
The 900 MHz and 1,800 MHz spectrum are currently in use for GSM services. To protect the current infrastructure, BNA has set a cap of 2×15 MHz per provider (3 blocks) with a minimal bid of EUR 75 million for the 900 MHz band. A 1,800 MHz block has a minimum of EUR 37.5 million and a 1,500 MHz block is to cost at least EUR 18.75 million. The licences will be technology-free and valid until 31 December 2031. This auction is the second multiband auction in five years, following the auction in 2010 that included 800 MHz and ended with a yield of EUR 4.385 billion.